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Van Cliburn Pianist

In the Key of Life: Van Cliburn and the Piano Double

Paul R. Rundle | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Paul R. Rundle

Van Cliburn's playing was neither "musically incorrect, nor too careful, pedantic or cerebral. On the contrary, it was often exciting, sometimes daring and nearly always infused with that most elusive of qualities: transportive power.

Thousands Gather For Famous Pianist's Memorial Service

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts

FORT WORTH, Texas — Legendary pianist Van Cliburn was remembered Sunday as a gifted musician who transcended the boundaries of politics and art ...

Classical American Pianist Dies

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts

FORT WORTH, Texas — For a time in Cold War America, Van Cliburn had all the trappings of a rock star: sold-out concerts, adoring, out-of-control...